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Provo-Orem, Utah Unemployment

The BLS reported that the unemployment rate for Provo fell 0.0 percentage points in April 2018 to 2.8%. For the same month, the metro unemployment rate was 0.3 percentage points lower than the Utah rate. The unemployment rate in Provo peaked in December 2009 at 7.8% and is now 5.0 percentage points lower. From a post peak low of 2.6% in January 2018, the unemployment rate has now grown by 0.2 percentage points. You can also compare Provo unemployment with unemployment in other cities.

Unemployment Rate April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
National 3.9% -0.2 -0.5
Utah 3.1% 0.0 -0.2
Provo 2.8% 0.0 -0.2
Note: Metro level data is now seasonally adjusted.1 All comparisons are made with April 2018 data as May metro level unemployment data has not yet been released.

Unemployment Rate: Provo, Utah, National

Provo, Utah monthly unemployment rate chart

Note: Recessions shown in gray.

Provo, Utah Unemployed

The number of people unemployed in Provo peaked in March 2010 at 17,960. There are now 9,350 fewer people unemployed in the metropolitan area. From a recent trough of 7,953 in January 2018, the number of unemployed has now grown by 657. Provo employment and jobs data (including jobs lost/gained in Provo, Utah) is also available.

Unemployed Persons April 2018 Month/Month Year/Year
Provo 8,610 +45 -130

Number of Unemployed Persons

Provo, Utah Unemployment History

Date National
Unemployment Rate
Utah
Unemployment Rate
Provo
Unemployment Rate
Provo
Unemployed
May
2018
3.8% 3.0%
April
2018
3.9% 3.1% 2.8% 8,610
March
2018
4.1% 3.1% 2.8% 8,565
February
2018
4.1% 3.1% 2.7% 8,187
January
2018
4.1% 3.1% 2.6% 7,953
December
2017
4.1% 3.2% 2.8% 8,661
November
2017
4.1% 3.2% 2.9% 8,691
October
2017
4.1% 3.2% 2.9% 8,716
September
2017
4.2% 3.2% 2.9% 8,778
August
2017
4.4% 3.2% 3.0% 8,823
July
2017
4.3% 3.3% 3.0% 8,869
June
2017
4.3% 3.3% 3.0% 8,839

1. Metro area unemployment rates are now seasonally adjusted. The BLS has started publishing smoothed seasonally adjusted metropolitan area data which makes comparisons to state and national data more relevant than the unadjusted numbers.